Council offering transportation services

Freedom New Mexico The Curry County Wellness Council is offering transportation services for mothers 18 years old or older, their children, the elderly and disabled. The service provides rides Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. to doctors offices, area grocery stores to use WIC checks, pharmacies, Children Youth and Families Department, Social […]

Editorial: Head of drug council should bring change

President Obama is reported to have settled on Seattle Police Chief Gil Kerlikowske to head the Office of National Drug Control Policy, taking the position commonly referred to as “drug czar.” It would have been preferable to abolish the position and transfer the 100 or so employees the “czar” supervises to other departments or to […]

African-American contributions honored during annual celebration

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer More than 150 Clovis residents are caravaning by bus to Santa Fe Friday for a first-hand look at the New Mexico Legislature in action. The trip is part of the sixth African-American Day at the New Mexico Legislature. The event, sponsored by The African-American Day Council, is intended to […]

Campos elected to lead region

CNJ staff Rep. Jose Campos, D-Santa Rosa, has been elected to lead the Western region of the Council of State Governments, according to a release.The region is made up of Republican and Democratic legislators in 13 states. CSG-WEST is headquartered in Sacramento, Calif., with sister organizations in New York, Chicago and Atlanta.

12/7 Club notes

Curry County Extension Club The Curry County Extension Club held its annual banquet Nov. 20 at Kingswood United Methodist Church with 50 members and four guests attending. Ginger Beck was mistress of ceremonies. Council President Sheryl Abdill introduced council officers. Lucille Johnson gave the invocation. The United Methodist Women prepared a meal, which was served […]

Sept. 11, 2008 Education Digest

CHS Symphony Band selected as Honor Band The Clovis High School Symphony Band was selected by audition as the New Mexico Music Educators Association Honor Band for the sixth year in a row. The decision was announced at the NMMEA state summer meeting the weekend of July 18. The symphony band, directed by Bill Alfred, […]

Investigation under way of EPCOG-managed funds

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer A federal investigation is under way into the embezzlement of funds being managed through the Eastern Plains Council of Governments. EPCOG Deputy Executive Director Nick Brady said concerns surfaced in March over possibly embezzled funds from a federal rental assistance program managed by EPCOG. As a result, an employee […]

Aug. 10, 2008 Club Notes

Curry County Extension Council The Curry County Extension Council met Aug. 4 at the extension office with 14 members in attendance. President Sheryl Abdill called the meeting to order. Secretary Martha Brister took roll call and read the minutes. A thank you letter was read from Baby’s First Wish for a donation. Helen Casaus gave […]

Local agency assists city development

The Eastern Plains Council of Governments is one of seven associations of counties that assist local governments in economic development and planning. MembersThe Eastern Plains Council of governments is made up of seven counties in eastern New Mexico and the local governments in those counties. The council helps with infrastructure planning and economic development.Counties in […]

Texico may implement stricter conservation measures

CNJ staff In recent meetings the Texico City Council discussed the possibility of moving to Phase II water conservation, which would implement fines for residents who did not comply with the conservation efforts, according to city officials. The city is currently at Phase I of water conservation which is voluntary, but drought weather and the […]

Eastern Plains Council of Government appoints new director

The Eastern Plains Council Board of Directors will appoint Nick Brady as the organization’s next executive director at today’s board meeting, according to outgoing executive director Leland Tillman. Brady, EPCOG deputy director, has worked with the organization for seven years. “It’s going to give me an opportunity to continue to work with the people in […]

Head Start accepting applications

CNJ staff The Texas Migrant Council is accepting applications for enrollment in its summer program for children ages 6 weeks old to 5 years old, according to a council press release. To be eligible, children must be from migrant and seasonal farm worker families who meet income guidelines, the release said. The program emphasizes all […]

May 11, 2008 Club Notes

Curry County Extension Council The Curry County Extension Council met May 5 at the extension office with 15 members attending. President Sheryl Abdill called the meeting to order. Secretary Martha Brister took roll call and read the minutes. Thank you letters from Matt 25 and New Mexico State University for donations were read. Helen Causaus […]

Voter turnout mild in smaller municipalities

CNJ staff Most small municipalities in the region had uncontested elections Tuesday with mild voter turnout by comparison to Clovis numbers. In Melrose, Hulin P. Cargile, Tuck N. Monk and Darrel L. Bostwick took council seats in heated races that included two write-in candidates. In Portales, incumbents Gary Watkins and Michael Miller took the two […]

Flag salute creators honored

Freedom New Mexico New Mexicans are reminded of unity and friendship when reciting the salute to the flag of the state of New Mexico. The salute was created by Portales women of the Ellen W. Jones Chapter, No. 1022, United Daughters of the Confederacy and adopted by the legislature in 1963. At 6 p.m. Tuesday, […]

Business Digest: Resident named head of appraisal group

By Sarah Meyer: CNJ staff writer Douglas Defoor of Clovis has been named president of the Rio Grande Chapter of the Appraisal Institute, according to a news release. The Appraisal Institute is an international organization of professional real estate appraisers with 22,000 members and 92 chapters. Local Realtor on state executive committee Sharon Hicks of […]

Two apply for write-in candidacy

CNJ staff Tuesday was the only day for candidates to apply as write-in candidates for the March 4 municipal elections. The following applied to be write-in candidates: • Michael Jacobs — two-year council term, Melrose. • Stephen Moulds — four-year council term, Melrose.

Portales women recognized for salute

NEW MEXICO LEGISLATURE RECOGNIZES CREATORS OF THE SALUTE TO THE STATE FLAG New Mexico history is imbedded into our culture. The pride and honorable heritage of this great state can be attributed only to the hardworking and visionary residents that have inhabited this land for centuries. Every New Mexican feels the unity and friendship while […]

Jan. 13, 2008 Club notes

Curry County Extension Council The Curry County Extension Council met Jan. 7 at the Extension Office. The meeting was called to order by vice-president Linda Roberts. Amy Armenta read the minutes from the last meeting. Helen Casuas gave the treasurer’s report and reported there were 146 members. Linda Roberts announced the MRSA Leadership Training Class […]

Candidate filings

CNJ staff The following candidates filed Tuesday for the March 4 municipal election: Grady Village council Two at-large positions • Kathy Edwards (I) • Mae Szaloy (I) Melrose City council At-large position, four-year term • Tuck N. Monk (I) • Hulin P. Cargile At-large position, two-year term • Darrel L. Bostwick Texico City council Two […]